Grassroots football in England

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Football Participant and Supporters

The FA has updated guidance for football participants and supporters from Friday 17 December

Today, The FA are updating their COVID-19 guidance to reflect the Government’s move to Plan B of its COVID Autumn/Winter Plan, in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

Please note that there is no material impact on the playing of grassroots football at this time and we want to thank you in advance for playing a vital role in helping our great game to stay safe.

By observing Government guidance and the football-specific protocols, let’s work together to ensure we can all continue to enjoy football while keeping as safe as possible.

The FA continues to work closely with Government to monitor the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and will update guidance documents with any further changes, as and when necessary.

You can download our guidance documents below:

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Grassroots Football (17 December 2021)

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for the National League System (17 December 2021)

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for the Women's Football Pyramid (17 December 2021)

For all COVID-19 previous updates, and to download a complete list of available guidance documents and resources for clubs, leagues and officials, please visit our COVID-19 Information page.